An outro (sometimes "outtro") or extro is the conclusion to a piece of music, literature or television program. It is the opposite of an intro.

"Outro" is a blend or portmanteau as it combines the words "out" and "intro" to create a new word.


The origin and first use of the term "outro" is unknown, but likely of slang derivation. It is common parlance in radio and television production for the last part of a news report, comprised of the exit and tag line identifying the correspondent and station. It also refers to the "back ID" spoken by a radio announcer to identify a piece of music in the process of finishing, which is at the opposite end of an introduction, sometimes called "walking up the ramp" in radio jargon.


The term is usually used in popular music; the equivalent in classical music is the coda.The traditional term for the concluding lines of a song is the tag, as in barbershop music.


In literature, it can also indicate that an "additional ending" or epilogue has been added to the work for emphasis, or because it falls outside what the author or editor feels is the natural conclusion. It normally does not affect the design of the story being told. Classically, the extro was a closing scene where the characters reflected on the preceding story, often directly addressing the audience in verse.Sometimes it can be incorporated in a sentence as in 'that paragraph has an intro and an outro'


In contemporary television, an extro is theme music present over closing credits or played at the end of a program (common in news programs or game shows when the lights go down and the camera angle is wide).

Video Games

In video games, the outro is the end sequence. It usually refers to the cutscene at the end of a game.

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